Dates and Times

Fri 12 - Sat 13 Oct at 9pm

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Ticket information

£12/10 (conc.)

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Part of our Autumn 2018 programme. Browse the full season here

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Presented by Leyla Josephine

Leyla Josephine is hopeless, she’s been lying in bed all day eating full viennettas by herself again.

Through quick-fire poetry and dark comedy, Leyla asks whether we can really make a difference or, if in fact, everything is broken beyond repair. Hopeless examines western apathetic attitudes to the world; expect a fiery collision of theatre and spoken word all tied together with a powerhouse performance.

This production may contain swearing.



“This show has a real poignancy and it is obvious when it hits the audience, who, rightfully so, gave it a standing ovation at the end.” – ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

“…she is always magnificent. The ability to stun the audience to tearful silence moments after having them laughing heartily is a skill that is deployed expertly.” – ★★★★★ The Wee Review

“…hopelessness is not what you shall be left with by the end of this new solo piece” – ★★★★ The Skinny

Hopeless is an exceptional debut from an already brightly burning UK star. Already a force of stage, theatre, and screen, you should race to say ‘I saw Leyla Josephine first.” – ★★★★ ScotsGay

About the company

Leyla Josephine is a theatre maker and one of Scotland’s most prevalent Spoken Word Artists. She is the former UK National Poetry Slam Champion.  She has performed all over the UK and as far as Prague, New York, Victoria and Vancouver. She has been featured on Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, BBC Scotland, BBC Radio 4 and The Guardian.

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Image credit: (c) Daniel Hughes

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